Obituaries October 28, 2010

Jane Riegle
RED BAY, Ala. – Susan Jane Lambertson Riegle, 77, of Red Bay, Ala., went home to be with her Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on Oct. 24, 2010. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Red Bay and the Ruth Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Riegle was born and raised in Greenville, Ohio. After graduating from Greenville High School, she enrolled at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., where she was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority. She graduated from DePauw in June 1955, with a double major in Economics and Psychology.
After DePauw, she worked briefly for the General Electric Corporation in Cincinnati, Ohio. In October 1955, she quit her job with GE and married her college sweetheart, Robert M. “Bob” Riegle, who then was a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Air Force. This wonderful Christian marriage lasted 55 years.
After the birth of their two daughters, Jane worked as a teacher for the next 28 years in private kindergarten and preschool settings. She loved her students and was especially fond of 4-year-old children. She was a wonderful teacher, and some of her students and parents have stayed in touch for years after leaving her classroom.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at the First Baptist Church of Red Bay with the Rev. Larry Hill officiating. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 9 a.m. the day of the service. A brief graveside service at the Red Bay City Cemetery will follow the Service of Worship and Remembrance.
Mrs. Riegle was preceded in death by her father, Carmon Lambertson; her mother, Doris Lambertson; and a special aunt, Norma Wolf. Survivors include her husband, Dr. Robert M. Riegle, Red Bay, Ala.; two daughters, Karen Boyd (Joel), Red Bay, Ala. and Mary Grider (David), Indialantic, Fla.; three special grandchildren, Joseph Boyd, Jonesboro, Ark., Rachael Grider, Tallahassee, Fla., and Benjamin Grider, Indialantic, Fla.; and a host of friends in Red Bay and Auburn, Ala.
Jane was a wonderful, loving, quiet, unassuming, classy Christian lady, wife, mother and friend. She made few demands of others and always put the best interests of others first. She deeply loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and her life was a living testimony to her Christian faith. Her family and friends will deeply miss her until they are reunited with her in heaven.
The family offers heartfelt thanks to Dr. Victor Norman and the staff at the Norman Family Health Center; the staff at Generations of Red Bay; the staff of the Keller Community Hospice; and the members of the His Hands and Feet Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Red Bay. Each and all of the staff and members of these organizations provided outstanding, sensitive and loving care during Jane’s illness and final days. You guys are awesome!
Pallbearers will be Dexter Bostick, Garry Boyd Sr., Joseph Boyd, Ben Grider, Doug Liles and Glen Vinson. Honorary pallbearers will be Garry Boyd Jr., Richard Twilley and Daris Wells.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.
Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is directing.

Terry Mack Hopkins
Terry Mack Hopkins, 74, went to his Glory with the Lord early Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, surrounded by his loved ones after his long battle with Alzheimer’s. He was born in Walnut to John and Bama Hopkins.
He is survived by his one true love, Dorothy Nelson Hopkins; daughter, Terry Marie (Kevin) Schiele, and his only grandson, Cody Schiele. He is also survived by his brothers, Tommy (Thelma), Gene (Martha Frank), and one sister, Elizabeth Ann (J.W.) Rainey, and his sister-in-law, Beverly (Eddie) Perkins, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Hopkins was a member of Raleigh Assembly of God. He loved hunting and farming. He was a champion basketball player at Walnut High School. He was a hard worker until he fell ill. Mr. Hopkins was a devoted husband and beloved father and grandfather. He will be missed, but his family knows that he is in the infinite bliss of God’s loving embrace.
The family would like to thank his caregiver, Ms. Minnie Gale and Dr. David Weber and staff. Special thanks to the Methodist Hospice and their staff.
The visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. today, Oct. 28, at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis. The funeral will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 29, at Harmony Baptist Church in Walnut. Memorial Park Funeral Home of Memphis is in charge of the arrangements.

Joey Miller
CORINTH – Joseph “Joey” Miller, 41, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at his home. He was born Nov. 15, 1968, in Richmond, Va., to James Miller Sr. and Virginia Frazier Miller.
Services will be at noon Friday at Serenity Funeral Home in New Albany.
Survivors include his wife, Randi Miller of Corinth; six children, Amber Pipkin of Myrtle, Hayley Miller and Dylan Miller of North Carolina, Amanda Miller of Florida, Stormy Miller and Taylor Brooke Miller of Corinth; a brother, James Herrod (Donna) Miller Jr. of Horn Lake; two sisters, Diana Lynn Pearson of Tupelo and Susie Miller of Horn Lake; five grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at the funeral home.

Harold L. Mooneyhan
MOSCOW, Tenn. – Harold L. Mooneyhan, 86, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. He was formerly of New Albany. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Peebles Main Funeral Chapel in Somerville, Tenn.

Travis Gray
HICKORY FLAT – Murrel Travis Gray, 60, died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. He was born March 10, 1950, in Union County to Murrel Gray and Mary Gray Nowlin. He grew up in Memphis and later lived in Atlanta, where he worked in the printing industry. After his retirement he and his wife of 27 years, Glenda, returned to Union County to Lake Arrowhead in Hickory Flat. He enjoyed history, taking care of his many pets and spending time with his family. He was very much beloved by his family and will be greatly missed.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Glenfield Funeral Home in New Albany with the Rev. Alan Sumner officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda Gray of Hickory Flat; two sons, Brian Gray of Senatobia and Jason Gray (Teresa) of Southaven; a stepdaughter, Angelia Janousek of Atlanta; seven grandchildren; his mother, Mary Nowlin; two sisters, Marvanna Gray Raymond and Tina Nowlin; three stepbrothers, Charles Nowlin, Sammy Nowlin and Preston Nowlin; one stepsister, Carolyn Nowlin Moorman; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Murrel Gray.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

Vasser Bishop
OXFORD – Ella Vasser Bishop, 93, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. She was born Aug. 15, 1917, the eldest daughter of Professor David Horace Bishop and Mary Hartwell Somerville Bishop. She lived most of her life in Oxford or at the University of Mississippi. She was a graduate of the University of Mississippi in classics. For many years she was the coordinator of Independent Study at the university. In the early 1980s after her retirement, she worked in her nephew’s new bookstore, Square Books, as its first employee. She was a founding organizer of the Faulkner Conference and a founding member of the Advisory Board for the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. A world traveler, she enjoyed her home and garden.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by her brother-in-law, M. Beckett Howorth Jr.; her six nephews, David (Martha), Beckett (Mary Hartwell), Richard (Lisa), Tom (Dorothy) and Andy (Susan) Howorth, and David Vasser Henton; nine grandnieces, three grandnephews and two great-grandnieces.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 113 South 9th St., Oxford, MS 38655, or to Friends of the Library, P. O. Box 249, University, MS 38677.
Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. to service time Friday at the Parish Hall of St. Peter’s.
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Dorothy Stone
WEST POINT – Dorothy Ereline Stone, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at the Aurora Australis Nursing Home, in Columbus. She was born Dec. 7, 1931, in Noxubee County to Jessie Mae Wood Miller and George Miller. She was a machine operator for Seminole Manufacturing in Columbus and later in furniture companies for 30 years. She was a member of Montpelier Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Curtis Guess officiating and Bro. Jerry King assisting. Burial will follow in Clarkson Cemetery in Webster County. Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Thomas Leroy Stone of Cedar Bluff; one daughter, Joann Newman of Columbus; one son, Charles Thornton of Cedar Bluff; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Georgia Mae Nowell (Lester) of Philidelphia; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Clara Pauline Simmons.
Pallbearers will be Bo Helton, Charles Thornton, C.W. Walters and Craig Barham. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Aurora Australis.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Calvert Funeral Home.
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Frances Stith
ST. LOUIS – Frances Felicia “Lish” Stith died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. She was born April 2, 1952, in St. Louis, Mo., to Lloyd and Almeda Stith, the sixth of 11 children. She confessed a hope in Christ at an early age. She moved to Tupelo with her godmother, Annie B. Stith. She was educated in Tupelo and also attended Jackson State University in Jackson. She was a former model and was featured in Ebony magazine. She was a tax consultant for the Internal Revenue Service and worked for Primerica Insurance and Cooper Tire. A woman of many talents, she enjoyed sewing, cooking and being with her family.
Services were Saturday, Oct. 16, at William-James Mortuary in St. Louis, Mo. Burial was in St. Louis.
Survivors include her son, Michael Stith; two daughters, Andretta Kaleto (Kelly) of Atlanta and Ebony Stith of Shannon; a friend, Ronald Hardy; a granddaughter, Ecolia Symone of Shannon; her mother, Almeda; her godmother, Annie B. Stith of Shannon; one sister, Janet Hardrick; six brothers, Lloyd Jr. (Rebecca), Andre (Beverly), Darral, Drexel (Susan), David and Darren (Marnie); and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd; two brothers, Michael and Marcus; and a sister, Mary.

Earnestine Gunn
ABERDEEN – Earnestine Gunn died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at her home in Aberdeen. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Williams Memorial of Okolona.

Birdie Culver
ETTA – Birdie Aslee Culver, 72, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at her home. She was born March 25, 1938, in Holly Springs to Dutchman Jones and Lena Odell Watson. She was a home care nurse’s assistant and a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel in New Albany. Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery at Laws Hill.
Survivors include her husband, George Culver Sr.; her children, Randal (Tammy) Culver of Ecru, George (Pam) Culver Jr. of Illinois, Emmitt (Kristen) Culver of Pinedale, Stacy (Gregg) Cannon of New Albany and Dave (Heidie) Culver of Etta; two brothers, Johnny Jones and Barry Culver of Tennessee; two sisters, Ann Norcear of Covington, Tenn., and Julie Culver; 27 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Barbara Stewart
HOLLY SPRINGS – Barbara Stewart, 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at Christopher’s Personal Care Home in Holly Springs.
A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. today at Holly Springs Funeral Home.
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Bobby Joe South Sr.
BURNSVILLE – Bobby Joe South Sr., 71, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at his home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at New Lebanon Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forked Oaks Cemetery at Cairo. Magnolia Funeral Home of Corinth is in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will be at the church from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to service time Friday.
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Virginia Welch
BRUCE – Virginia Hall Welch, 47, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce.
Charles Langston
ABERDEEN – Charles Langston, 60, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at the Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen. He was born Jan. 28, 1950, to Norman Langston and Pearl D. Holliday Langston. He confessed hope in Christ at an early age and Joined Kings Chapel United Methodist Church, where he served as steward, church treasurer, chairman of trustees, choir member and a willing church worker.
He was a graduate of the Class of 1969, the last class to graduate from Shivers High School before integration. He was drafted into the Army where he served two years in the Vietnam War. He served 19 years in the National Guard in Aberdeen and retired as a SSG/E6. He worked at Bryan Foods for 28 years,
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Baptist Grove M.B. Church in Aberdeen. Belle Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Helen Reese Langston; one daughter, Mcmulette Buchanan Walker of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Erik and Alexis Buchanan, and Kandice Walker; one great-grandson, Kaiden T. Buchanan; four godchildren, Laportia Franks, and Ariel, Davin and Davarious Clay; four brothers, Hubert (Era) Langston of St. Louis, Norman (Louella) Langston Jr. of Makotoa, Minn., Herman (Daisy) Langston of Hazel Crest, Ill., and Stepherson (Eva) Langston of Bellwood, Ill.; four sisters, Annie Pearl of Aberdeen, Deola (Johnny) McNeil of Chicago, Mary Weatherspoon of Chicago and Wilma Langston of Aberdeen; eight brothers-in law and seven sisters-in-law; three aunts, one uncle and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Walter Langston; a sister, Thelma Harris; and a brother-in-law, Homer Sr.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at King Chapel United Methodist Church in Aberdeen.
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Dorothy Jamerson
FULTON – Dorothy Jamerson, 86, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. She was born March 25, 1924, in New Site to Homer and Ollie Mae Green Owens. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She worked at Blue Bell for 20 years and at Daniel Nursing Home for 13 years. She loved gardening, fishing and playing the piano.
Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Deaton officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Terry (Carolyn) Jamerson of Fulton and Johnny (Brenda) Jamerson of Fairview; three daughters, Ann (Richard) Bridges of Amory, Agnes (Johnny) Harper of Smithville and Cathy (Jeff) Ashley of Fairview; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack (Lynn) Owens of Fulton; four sisters, Judy (L.C.) Lewis, Fairy Bates and Hilma Sue Dulaney, all of Fulton, and Ruby Sturdivant of Hackelburg.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Jamerson, and her parents.
Pallbearers will be Tony, Jonathan, Tim, Johnny, Brett and Jake Bridges, Steve Sandlin and Christopher Chambers.
Visitation will be from 7 a.m. to service time today.

Leah Ables
SOUTHAVEN – Leah Mae Ables, 88, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at her home. She was born April 19, 1922, in Belmont to Leslie and Celeste Fuller Brosious. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at noon Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. James Herman Gray officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery at Dennis. Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are one son, Ralph Gene Ables (Janie) of Southaven; one brother, Frank D. Brosious (Margie) of Belmont; five grandchildren, Jennifer Drewery of Cordova, Tenn., Sheila Aldridge of Smyrna, Tenn., Sharon Knight (Breck) of Chama, N.M., Jason Wardlow (Tracey) of Millington, Tenn., and Troy Wardlow of San Diego, Calif.; six great-grandchildren, Brandon Tisdale of Karnack, Texas, Nolan Forbes of Austin, Texas, Amy Pugh of Nashville, Tenn., Zachary Wardlow and Joshua Wardlow, both of Millington, Tenn., and Kristen Carter of Orange Park, Fla.; and one great-great-grandson, Austin Pugh Nicholson of Nashville, Tenn.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton Ables; her parents; two sisters, Hazel Ables and Rachel Ables; and a brother, Eugene Brosious.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Belmont and until service time on Friday.

Nick Nichols
MANTACHIE – Mac Danny “Nick” Nichols, 71, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, at his home in Arlington, Texas. He was formerly of Mantachie. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by McNeece-Morris Funeral Home in Mantachie. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Josephine Miller
VERONA – Josephine Miller, 80, died Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born June 12, 2010, in Ecru to John and Ollie Hooper Sr. She was a member of Chandler Temple CME Church and later joined Second Baptist Church in Verona. She was married to the late Isaac Miller.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Second Baptist Church in Verona with Rev. Larry Stone officiating. Burial will be in the Verona Cemetery. Agnew & Sons Funeral Home of Verona is in charge of arrangement.
Survivors includeher godchildren, James Blanchard of Verona and Shelia Blanchard of Ttupelo; a special goddaughter, Ebony Blanchard of Jackson; a special godson, Perez Dillard of Tupelo; and one stepson, Fritzgerald Miller.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Agnew & Sons Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
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Lois Borden
OKOLONA – Lois Ann Hansell Borden, 93, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at The Homeplace in Saltillo, where she had resided the last few years.
A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oddfellows Cemetery in Okolona. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to service time Friday only at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors.

Charles Andrews
HOUSTON – Charles David Andrews, 89, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born June 27, 1921, in Montpelier to John David Andrews and Addie Mae Blankenship Andrews. He was retired from Shannon Chair. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Houston Funeral Home with Dr. Randy Rinehart officiating. Burial will follow at Chickasaw Memorial Gardens in Houston. Houston Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his daughters, Dorothy and husband, G.W. Harrington of Tupelo, and Diane Porter of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; his son, Mike and Cheryl Andrews of Starkville; his sisters, Kati Blankenship of Augusta, Ga., and Martha Montgomery of Saltillo; his grandchildren, Kim and Craig Nash, Brad and Laura Andrews, Cole Andrews, Anna Catherine Andrews, Leigh Anne and Rhettford Puckett; his great-grandchildren, Addison Nash, Gavin Puckett and Peyton Puckett.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Mae Pate Andrews; his son, David Stewart Andrews; his brothers, Jimmy Andrews and Stacey Andrews; his sisters, Ruby McWhorter, Lucille Andrews and Margaret Tyler.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time at Houston Funeral Home.
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Ivernell Martin
DORSEY – Ivernell Loague Martin, 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at The Meadows. She was born Dec. 22, 1919, to Troy and Zelma Wilburn Loague. She was a member of the Greenwood Baptist Church. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and enjoyed her flowers, gardening and especially her grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton with Bro. Gary O’Neal and Bro. Jackie Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Keyes Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Sarah (Jimmy) Owens of Harrisburg, Ark., Nan (Dale) Martin of the Evergreen community, and Ruth (Larry) Faulkner of the Houston community; two sons, William Harold (Gale) Martin and Hershel (Linda) Martin, both of Dorsey; a special daughter-in-law, Kaye Martin of Dorsey; three brothers, Joe (Zelma) Loague and Charles (Elizabeth) Loague, both of Fulton, and James (Betty) Loague of Hamilton, Ala.; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Henry “Bill” Martin; one son, Charlie Martin; one granddaughter, Lisa Gail Martin; two sisters, Bonita Gray and Ocell Stanley; one brother, Jack Loague; and her parents.
Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Greenwood Baptist Church or the Gideons Memorial Bible Fund.

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